SIA administers CP-01, The False Alarm Reduction Standard, which saves time and money for alarm owners and first responders. In many ways, alarms are the most traditional part of a security enterprise, and SIA works with partners in the alarm industry to facilitate interoperability, connectivity and redundancy of alarm systems.

SIA Technology Insights Spring 2018 issue
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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Alarm Systems
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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland


The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland House Bill (HB) 645 and Maryland HB 1117. Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements. These requirements were established when wired systems were…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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SIA Explains Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems in New Fact Sheet

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released a fact sheet, “New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems,” to explain how new U.S. tax reforms allow many businesses to deduct the full cost of security and fire protection systems as an expense for the tax year in which they are placed in service. Under…

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SIA to Testify Against Vermont Right to Repair Bill


Montpellier, VT—SIA Government Relations Manager Joe Hoellerer will appear before the Vermont Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 7, as a witness in opposition to S. 180, the Vermont Fair Repair Act. The Security Industry Association (SIA) has concerns that requirements in the legislation would harm companies in the security industry, where SIA represents more than 800…

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AICC Net Neutrality Comments to FCC 2017

The Alarm Industry Communication Committee, of which the Security Industry Association is a member, filed this document of comments on the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the above-captioned proceeding on WC Docket No. 17-108 in the matter of “Restoring Internet Freedom.” The comments were largely related to what is popularly referred to as the issue of “net neutrality.”

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SIA to Honor Teresa Wu of Oberthur Technologies-Morpho, Holly Borgmann of ADT with Statesman Awards at SIA GovSummit

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The 2017 Statesman Awards, presented at SIA GovSummit, represent outstanding contributions to advocating for the security industry before government decision makers. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) will honor two of its members with the SIA Statesman Award during a dinner event at SIA GovSummit on June 28, 2017, SIA announced today.…

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